Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach

72
Duration | 7 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

Make the most of your time exploring the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach aboard a motorized raft on this full-day tour. Ocean Rafting offers two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time.

Listen to your naturalist guide talk about the flora and fauna of the area during nature walks and guided snorkeling expeditions (use of snorkel equipment is included). Afternoon tea and cake, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off, make this tour a convenient option.

What makes it Great?

  • Fast boat to the Whitsunday Islands lets you make the most of your time
  • Two tour options cater to both beach lovers and avid snorkelers
  • Guided snorkeling sessions and nature walks ensure your comfort and safety
  • Talks from a naturalist help explain the unique environment

Inclusions:

  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Marine park fees included
  • ​Afternoon tea provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off 

Optional Extras

  •  Buffet Style Lunches - $16
  •  Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire - $8
  •  Prescription Mask Hire - $15
  •  Drinks 

Departure times & locations:
Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802. We offer pickup from central Airlie Beach accommodation.

Northern Exposure departs at 8:45am (check in 7.45am) from Airlie Beach & returns at 3:30pm to Airlie Beach.
Southern Lights departs at 10.00am (check in at 9.00am) from Airlie Beach & returns at 4.30pm to Airlie Beach.

Your day at a glance

Choose from two tour options when booking; both include a foray into the Whitsunday Islands, one with more snorkeling time, and one with more beach time. Regardless, begin with pickup at your Airlie Beach hotel and transfer to the marina for check-in and a quick orientation.

On board the boat, take in the scenery while racing toward the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach. The sturdy vessel makes getting to the islands much quicker and provides a sun shade to protect you from the elements.

Once there, choose to lounge and explore the beach or dive in for a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment. Your guide is on hand for snorkeling pointers relevant to beginners and experts alike. Beach lovers should opt for the "Southern Lights" tour that spends more time on both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach, with a stroll to the Hill Inlet lookout for views of Pentecost Island. For avid snorkelers, the "Northern Exposure" option takes you to two different destinations: Border Island, Dumbell Island, or another snorkel spot known only by locals.

Afternoon tea is included.

Return to Airlie Beach for drop-off at the end of your journey.

Traveling with children
Child ticket: Age 2-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants travel free. Infants must sit on laps

Booking Info
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

Additional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers

What to bring:

  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes.
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.
  • If you have chosen not to have our buffet style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day.
  • A sense of humour is always welcome!

Booking Info

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

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About Whitsunday Jetski Tours

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience, with special permits allowing the vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.

Coral Sea Marina North Village, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802